About eight months ago, we made a significant change to tags. Prior to that update, the author could add up to two tags to each post, and once posted, the community could add an additional third community tag. Personal tags such as #blog.hubski were optional.
Since that update, the author could add up to two tags, where the first tag generated a personal tag, and the second tag was a suggested community tag.
Today we are rolling things back to the original functionality.
Once again, the author can add up to two tags to a post. A third tag can then be added (and changed) by the community.
To make a personal tag, simply add an @ to the end of the tag. For example, for veen, "technology@" will create the tag #technology.veen.
I'd be happy to explain our reasoning behind the reversion below.
As always, feedback is much appreciated.